10-07-2019 07:02 AM
Hello, I have an Omen 17-W204NL, I use it for 3D Game Development and as such I often find my disk space full. It has 250 GB SSD and 1 TB Hard Disk, my question is do any of you know if there is slot for another SSD? I would really love to be able to put 1TB ssd, or at least a 500 GB one, and if yes wich kind of? https://www.amazon.it/Samsung-MZ-V7S1T0BW-Unit%C3%A0-PLUS-Arancione/dp/B07MBQPQ62/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?_... this would be compatible? Thank you!
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10-07-2019 08:17 AM
Acording to the HP tech specs for your device, it looks like you only have the 1 SATA port and 1 M.2 port. Generally the way these devices are set up, with a smaller M.2 drive and a larger SATA drive, the idea is that the SSD holds the OS and programs so they can load faster, and the SATA drive holds user data like movies and documents. If your problem is lack of space on the SSD and plenty of space on the 1TB drive, consider moving you documents to it.
That being said, the drive you linked to would be compatible with your device. Just keep in mind you would also need to reinstall your OS and programs after you install it. Since many people dont understand how this works, I will also mention that you wont be able to use your build in recovery option to reinstall the OS as it is stored on the SSD, you will need full Windows install media or HP recovery media.
10-07-2019 09:13 AM
Hi Mocap, thank you but no, sadly both my SATA and SSD are almost full, what I needed would have been a totally new hard disk/SSD...
Anyway if I wanted to replace the 1tb SATA with a 2 tb SATA which one should I buy? Something like this https://www.amazon.it/Samsung-MZ-76Q1T0BW-Unit%C3%A0-Interna-SATA/dp/B07KSJF3MD/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?__m... or something different?
10-07-2019 09:46 AM
That would definitely do the trick. Any 2.5" SATA should work. More than that it's just a personal choice in brand and cost vs capacity. If you took it to a Geek squad for instance, 50/50 chance you would end up with Samsung or a Western Digital drive. (And a huge install bill 😞 )